The differences between single and twin pregnancies
Apart from the obvious bump size, there are a few more differences between single and twin pregnancies than you may realise
1. Care throughout your 9 months
A twin pregnancy, even if everything is going smoothly and the babies are doing well and so are you, the pregnancy will automatically be considered high risk. This means you will be offered more antenatal appointments, be under a consultant and generally be prodded and poked a bit more to ensure you and both babies are doing well and it means you are getting almost constant care throughout your 9 months.
2. You may need maternity wear sooner
As your bump is likely to bigger than many single pregnancies and from earlier on, you may find you need to invest in maternity clothes a little sooner than those with single pregnancies.
You’ve not just got one baby taking all your nutrients, but 2! This means double the tiredness so don't be too hard on yourself if you need to take an extra nap in the day.
4. Heavier bump
Not only is your bump bigger, but it will be heavier too so it could be worth investing in a maternity band to take that pressure off a little. Earlier in the pregnancy before your bump is big, ask your midwife about seeing a physiotherapist. NICE guidance recommends that women pregnant with more than one baby should have access to an enhanced team for support which should include a women’s health physiotherapist.
5. The sonographer will become your new best friend
As you have more monitoring than single pregnancies, this also means you will have the excitement of more ultrasounds which is more opportunities so see your little angel on this screen!